50 Years: Canyonview Camp grows into a place to dream big dreams

October 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, People | Comments Off on 50 Years: Canyonview Camp grows into a place to dream big dreams

[caption id="attachment_7360" align="alignleft" width="231"] Young ladies at Canyonview Camp[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand When Ernie Campbell overlooked the 85-acre Drift Creek canyon near Silverton, he saw the fulfillment of a dream. Seeking ways to reach people of all ages, he and wife, Fern, ...

Keeping it local: New Brews

October 2016 Posted in Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Keeping it local: New Brews

[caption id="attachment_7363" align="alignright" width="300"] Partners Andrew Fox and Eric Drliner sampling Silver Falls Brews[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Keeping it local is the goal of the new  Silver Falls Brewery in Silverton. The business logo, the name of the brews, the handles for ...

The Rhubarb King: Silverton kind of grew on him, now he calls it home

October 2016 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on The Rhubarb King: Silverton kind of grew on him, now he calls it home

[caption id="attachment_7309" align="alignleft" width="225"] Wood carving is one of Rick Bittner’s passions. Community service is another.[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Rick Bittner stands out by blending in. After having seen all 50 states on personal vacations and travels over the years, he chose to ...

Sr. Antoinette Traeger, OSB: July 24, 1924 – Aug. 20, 2016

September 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Sr. Antoinette Traeger, OSB: July 24, 1924 – Aug. 20, 2016

Sister Antoinette Traeger, OSB, entered into eternal life at the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center on Aug. 20 at the age of 92. Sister Antoinette was a member of Queen of Angels Monastery in Mount Angel for almost 75 years, rejoicing ...

Hemp: Old crop for a new age

August 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Hemp: Old crop for a new age

[caption id="attachment_7243" align="alignright" width="230"] Hemp farmers Rochelle and Peter Koch are about to harvest their first crop.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner From the road, it looks like just another crop. Take a step into the field and you know what it is, or ...

Facing ALS with humor and grace: Vic Gilliam shares his gratitude for life’s blessings

July 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Facing ALS with humor and grace: Vic Gilliam shares his gratitude for life’s blessings

[caption id="attachment_7111" align="alignright" width="225"] A Father’s Day photo with his family. Vic is surrounded by Becky, 27, on the left and Leanne, 30, on the right with wife Becky and her son, Taylor, 23, in front. The family is looking ...

Gates scholar: Silverton High graduate Luis Morales selected for honor

July 2016 Posted in People, School | Comments Off on Gates scholar: Silverton High graduate Luis Morales selected for honor

[caption id="attachment_7115" align="alignright" width="200"] Luis Morales[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Luis Morales,  one of the valedictorians from the Silverton High School Class of 2016, has become the first Silverton graduate to be awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship. More than 53,000 2016 high school seniors ...

Celt to Fox: Justin Lieuallen new Silverton High principal

June 2016 Posted in News, People, School | Comments Off on Celt to Fox: Justin Lieuallen new Silverton High principal

[caption id="attachment_7072" align="alignright" width="240"] Justin Lieuallen takes over as Silverton High principal July 1.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Justin Lieuallen will be trading in his blue and white spirit wear for orange and black as he prepares to cheer for the Foxes, rather ...

Eating local: Pain relief one goal

June 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Eating local: Pain relief one goal

[caption id="attachment_7075" align="alignright" width="250"] Kristin Aalbue[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Ten years ago, pain was an everyday part of Kristin Aalbue’s life. “Everything hurt all the time,” Aalbue said. Kristin, who moved to Silverton from Washington 10 years ago, is a jack-of-all trades; working as ...

Climb for Clean Air: Cathy Cheney takes on Mount Hood for lung association

June 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Climb for Clean Air: Cathy Cheney takes on Mount Hood for lung association

[caption id="attachment_7021" align="alignright" width="193"] Cathy Cheney[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Mount Angel resident Cathy Cheney thought about it, even considered it, but in the end, she just couldn’t tell Gayle Goschie “no.” Cheney was at The Gallon House in Silverton last December watching the ...

A joyful note: Jon Deshler a man of music, photography

June 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on A joyful note: Jon Deshler a man of music, photography

[caption id="attachment_7026" align="alignright" width="189"] Jon Deshler[/caption] By Kathleen Sabella World-class photographer Jon Deshler has shot everything from goat cheese to Tyke the Elephant to the gender bending Julia Sweeney. But shooting cheetahs in his Marquam studio is a whole different “big game.”  How ...

Moving on: Mount Angel City Manager Eileen Stein hired by city of West Linn

May 2016 Posted in News, People | Comments Off on Moving on: Mount Angel City Manager Eileen Stein hired by city of West Linn

[caption id="attachment_6921" align="alignright" width="244"] Mount Angel City Manager Eileen Stein[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce member Maureen Ernst wants to know if it is possible to “clone” Mount Angel City Manager Eileen Stein. She’s not the only one who is ...

Returning to roots: Hannan takes reins at Silver Crest Elementary in fall

May 2016 Posted in People, School | Comments Off on Returning to roots: Hannan takes reins at Silver Crest Elementary in fall

[caption id="attachment_6920" align="alignright" width="216"] Silverton High PrincipalMark Hannan[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Silverton High School Principal Mark Hannan said “there is something cathartic about coming full circle.” For Hannan, that will happen this fall when he becomes the principal of Silver Crest Elementary School. In ...

A dream come true: Frausto family receives keys to new home

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on A dream come true: Frausto family receives keys to new home

[caption id="attachment_6918" align="alignright" width="197"] Francisco, Mayra and Jose Frausto.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Francisco Frausto, 8, was hesitant to say what it’s like to share a bedroom with his 15-year-old brother, Jose, a freshman at Silverton High School and member of the soccer ...

To the summit: Mount Angel’s Jennifer Hill chosen to climb Mount Rainier

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on To the summit: Mount Angel’s Jennifer Hill chosen to climb Mount Rainier

[caption id="attachment_6917" align="alignright" width="166"] Jennifer Hill[/caption] While 75 REI employees from across the United States applied for the opportunity, only 15 were chosen. Including a resident of Mount Angel. Jennifer Hill is one of 15 REI employees selected to summit Mount Rainier in ...

‘A wild trip’: 65 years of marriage and the Wallaces are still going strong

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on ‘A wild trip’: 65 years of marriage and the Wallaces are still going strong

[caption id="attachment_6916" align="alignright" width="300"] Bettyjean and Lynn Wallace[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Lynn and Bettyjean Wallace celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in March. The two met while attending high school in Santa Monica, Calif., he a handsome football star and she, a baton twirler ...

Caroline Ann Berg: July 14, 1940 – March 23, 2016

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Caroline Ann Berg: July 14, 1940 – March 23, 2016

Caroline Ann Berg, 75, died in Salem after a 15-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Caroline was born in Silverton to Swen and Anna Sorensen of Scotts Mills. She was raised as an only child until the age of 12 when ...

Gloria Alma ‘Skip’ Dodds: June 30, 1930 – April 6, 2016

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Gloria Alma ‘Skip’ Dodds: June 30, 1930 – April 6, 2016

Beloved by her family, Gloria “Skip” Dodds died snug in her own bed on April 6, in the home she shared with Pam and Robert Rowland nestled in the hills of Sublimity. Family, friends and her ever-present little dog at ...

Paul J. Steinberger: March 28, 1941 – March 25, 2016

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Paul J. Steinberger: March 28, 1941 – March 25, 2016

Born in Silverton Hospital and graduated from Silverton Union High School, Paul later served in the Army from 1959 – 1962.  Married to Lorna Steinberger, they lived in Silverton until 1988 when they moved to White Mountain Lake, Ariz.  While ...

Athletes’ ally: Trainer Jen Krug honored for her work at SHS

May 2016 Posted in People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Athletes’ ally: Trainer Jen Krug honored for her work at SHS

[caption id="attachment_6961" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton High School athletic trainer Jen Krug works with freshman athlete Cameron Reisch after a recent freshman baseball game. Photo by Steve Ritchie[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Jen Krug was closing in on her AA degree in computer science ...

Hawaii bound: Maddie Fuhrman to run for Hawaii

May 2016 Posted in People, Sports | Comments Off on Hawaii bound: Maddie Fuhrman to run for Hawaii

[caption id="attachment_6915" align="alignright" width="300"] Maddie Fuhrman[/caption] By James Day So why did Silverton High running ace Maddie Fuhrman choose to sign with the University of Hawaii, the last school she visited among 15 official and unofficial trips? “I loved the coach and the ...

Above and beyond: Red Cross honors SHS teacher Kirsten Barnes

April 2016 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Above and beyond: Red Cross honors SHS teacher Kirsten Barnes

[caption id="attachment_6881" align="alignright" width="225"] Kirsten Barnes working with the Minnesota Dept. of Fish and Wildlife assessing flooding in Minot, N.D.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas When Silverton High School teacher Kirsten Barnes signed up to volunteer for the American Red Cross in 2010, she ...

Running recharged: Oncologist John Strother heads to Boston Marathon

April 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Running recharged: Oncologist John Strother heads to Boston Marathon

[caption id="attachment_6884" align="alignright" width="278"] Dr. John Strother has run six Boston Marathons.[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Dr. John Strother is heading to Boston for the Boston Marathon on April 18. It will be his seventh time to run Boston and his “30th or ...

NAPA: Go-to guy retires

April 2016 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on NAPA: Go-to guy retires

[caption id="attachment_6907" align="alignright" width="294"] Carroll Ashenfelter and Eric Stroup celebrate Carroll’s retirement from NAPA after 49 years.[/caption] By Dixon Bledsoe How many people are around who have been with the same company for 49 years? How many companies keep people for ...

Ready to serve: Mount Angel Abbey selects Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, as abbot

April 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Ready to serve: Mount Angel Abbey selects Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, as abbot

[caption id="attachment_6825" align="alignright" width="202"] Abbot Jeremy Driscoll[/caption] By Kristine Thomas It’s with great joy and much prayer that Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, begins his journey as the new abbot of Mount Angel Abbey. “Right now, it’s overwhelming,” Driscoll said about a week ...